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Letter to Marie from Fred White

Typewritten letter to Marie from Fred White, N.W.M.P., informing her that SBS's leave from the police force has been extended one year without pay; the letter is dated May 30th, 1902.

Steele, Marie (de Lotbinière Harwood), 1859-1951

Military Correspondence - Incoming / Outgoing

Correspondence sent to and from SBS in his capacity as Colonel in Command of Military District #10, based at the Fort Osborne Barracks in Winnipeg; correspondence around the war in Europe and including volunteers for military service; Commission requests; a request from SBS to Robert Rogers asking that Harwood Steele be taken on with the Department of Naval Affairs; a letter from SBS to Lady Strathcona (Lord Strathcona’s daughter) asking for her help in requesting that Lord Strathcona’s Horse Regiment be sent to the front; a printed lecture copied to Steele on “Important Points to be Considered by Guides of the Canadian Service Employed in the Present Campaign” by Captain A.C. Garner, Corps of Guides, Canada; memo regarding mobilization, etc. One interesting letter from the Assistant Private Secretary, Militia and Defence Canada, has SBS's terse comment scrolled on the bottom of the letter: "This man is ignorant". Handwritten; typewritten

Hughes, Sam, Sir, 1853-1921

Military Correspondence - Incoming

Correspondence and documents related to Steele’s application for a staff appointment on the Permanent Force of Canada and general military correspondence; includes a letter from Steele to the Chief of Staff, Canadian Militia informing him that he is “now free from all connection with the South African Constabulary and at liberty to be gazetted to Command of the new district in the West or Canada”. Copies and originals.

Steele, Samuel B. (Samuel Benfield), 1848-1919

Military Correspondence - Incoming

Correspondence sent to SBS in his capacity as Colonel in Command of Military District #10, based at the Fort Osborne Barracks in Winnipeg; includes a letter from Minister Sam Hughes; correspondence related to the establishment of Lord Strathcona’s Horse as a Permanent Force; and requests for information about Lt-Colonel Rattray, etc. Handwritten; typewritten

Hughes, Sam, Sir, 1853-1921

Military Correspondence - Incoming

Correspondence from Militia Head-Quarters, Canada and the Minister’s Office of Militia and Defence Canada; re: Steele’s testimonials and his recommendations for SAC Non-Commissioned Officers to serve with Canada’s Military corps.

Steele, Samuel B. (Samuel Benfield), 1848-1919

Military Correspondence - Incoming

Correspondence sent to SBS in his capacity as Colonel in Command of Military Districts #13 and [acting] commander of #10, based at the Fort Osborne Barracks in Winnipeg; includes letters from the Port Arthur Canadian Club and a former South African colleague. Handwritten, typewritten

Steele, Samuel B. (Samuel Benfield), 1848-1919

Military Correspondence - Incoming

Correspondence sent to SBS in his capacity as Colonel in Command of Military Districts #13 and [acting] commander of #10, based at the Fort Osborne Barracks in Winnipeg; includes letters from the Department of Militia and Defence, and individuals R. Baden-Powell, W. Clarke, etc.; re: SAC service record, concerns about Calgary regiment, etc. Handwritten, typewritten

Baden-Powell, Robert

Military Correspondence - Incoming

Correspondence from Militia Head-Quarters, Canada; the Minister’s Office of Militia and Defence Canada; and Baden-Powell, re: Steele’s post-SAC service activity with the Imperial Government’s Inspector of Cavalry; also further letters responding to recommendations for SAC officers to be appointed to Canadian Military corps.

Baden-Powell, Robert

Military Correspondence - Incoming / Outgoing

Correspondence sent to SBS in his capacity as Colonel in Command of Military District 13; includes letters from the Department of Militia and Defence, and a letter of recommendation written by Steele. Handwritten, typewritten

Steele, Samuel B. (Samuel Benfield), 1848-1919

Military Correspondence - Incoming

General military correspondence including an offer from Captain George S. Beer of the South African Constabulary to enlist men there, and bring them to Canada to join the Canadian Army. Hand written, typewritten

Borden, F.W. (Frederick William), Sir, 1847-1917

Military Correspondence - Incoming - SAC Officers

Correspondence from Militia Head-quarters, Canada and the Minister of Militia and Defence Canada, re: Steele's recommendation for SAC officers to be appointed to Canadian Military corps, and Steele's own offer to serve with the Canadian Militia.

Biggar, J.L. , Major

General Orders

Printed booklet with General Orders, 1901. On page 9 of the booklet is noted the promotion to Brevet rank of Lietenant-Colonel S.B. Steele, South African Constabulary, late Commanding "Strathcona's Horse".

Steele, Samuel B. (Samuel Benfield), 1848-1919

Lettter - LSH Banquet scandal

Handwritten letter to SBS from E.T. Logan in response to a request that he speak to Steele's character in light of rumors about inappropriate behavior at a banquet held in London for returning LSH military.

Steele, Samuel B. (Samuel Benfield), 1848-1919

Statutory Declaration - A.W. Gowler

Declaration completed by A.W. Gowler asking for owed wages from Percy Fall, re: service while with LSH. The declaration is notarized by Charles B. Pratt, Notary Public for the Province of Ontario.

Steele, Samuel B. (Samuel Benfield), 1848-1919

Letter - Joseph Colmer

Typewritten letter to SBS from Joseph Colmer, Lord Strathcona's secretary, re: various matters.

Colmer, Joseph, Secretary, Lord Strathcona

Lord Strathcona's Horse Correspondence - Incoming / Outgoing

Correspondence sent to Colonel Steele in his capacity as Commander of the Lord Strathcona's Horse; continued general correspondence and memoranda around final payments, and tying up loose ends; includes a list of the non-commissioned officers and constables of the NWMP who served with the Corp under Steele's command and a letter from Minister F.W. Borden acknowledging Steele's request that men from LSH be allowed to join the South African Constabulary.

Borden, F.W. (Frederick William), Sir, 1847-1917

Stephen, Herbert and Harry Lushington Stephen. 5th ed. A Digest of the Law of Evidence. London: Macmillan and Co., Limited, 1899. (S.B.S’s name and S.A.C. Constabulary written in gold leaf on cover)

Stephen, Herbert and Harry Lushington Stephen. 5th ed. A Digest of the Law of Evidence. London: Macmillan and Co., Limited, 1899. (S.B.S’s name and S.A.C. Constabulary written in gold leaf on cover)

Steele, Samuel B. (Samuel Benfield), 1848-1919

Reed, Andrew. Standing Rules and Regulations for the Government and Guidance of the Royal Irish Constabulary. 5th ed. Dublin: The Queen’s Printing Office, 1900. (signed ‘SB Steele S.A.C.)

Reed, Andrew. Standing Rules and Regulations for the Government and Guidance of the Royal Irish Constabulary. 5th ed. Dublin: The Queen’s Printing Office, 1900. (signed ‘SB Steele S.A.C.)

Steele, Samuel B. (Samuel Benfield), 1848-1919

Brinkworth, Lewis R. ed. The Constable: The South African Constabulary magazine, Vol. 2 No. 10. Johannesburg: [South African Constabulary], June, 1908.

Brinkworth, Lewis R. ed. The Constable: The South African Constabulary magazine, Vol. 2 No. 10. Johannesburg: [South African Constabulary], June, 1908. (signed Lt. S George SAC on front cover; paper cover tearing at binding)

Steele, Samuel B. (Samuel Benfield), 1848-1919

Printed Matter - Appendix No. 3 to "Notes on the Country to the East and North of Pretoria"

Publication entitled: "Appendix No. 3 to Notes on the Country to the East and North of Pretoria: Routes in the Country North and East of Lydenburg and Pietersburg".

The publication has been date stamped 9 July 1902, South African Constabulary, Commanding B Division. 21 pp.

Steele, Samuel B. (Samuel Benfield), 1848-1919

South African Constabulary Examination, 1904

Typewritten copy of examination questions used for training courses. Questions are in the areas of: Tactics, Reconnaissance; Organization and Equipment; Field Works; Military Engineering; and Bridging, 1904. 5 pp.

Steele, Samuel B. (Samuel Benfield), 1848-1919

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